PMMC-SA is the A to Z guide in the Pecan Industry.
Our services include the following:
Environmental pros and cons
Although Pecans are widely planted in various differant areas around the world in some extreme environmental conditions. Pecans favoured some environmental conditions to ensure a better crop yield. Some optimal requirements tot ensure good quality pecan production are:
A certain ammount of cold hours for optimal production.
Hot, dry summers are favoured.
Intensive farm management in high humid areas to ensure that diceases are not spread.
Deep and fertile soil
Good quality water
PMMC SA provide their clients a complete budget layout. What the setup and total costs for a new orchard will be. How long it will take to break even after the investment of a Pecan orchard.
Critical elements needs to be considered with the layout of a Pecan Orchard. Elements to consider are:
What cultivars to plant
What cultivars to be use as best pollinators, with the best yield
In what direction to plant the rows
Water consideration and orchard density
Orchard irrigation layout
PMMC SA work very closely with the best irrigation specialists in the field. This can be the most critical investment in the long run, and a lot of elements needs to be taken into consideration before choosing the best plan.
Plotting and hole drilling
PMMC SA also provide a service to plot the trees within a few millimeter accuracy. We also have machinery to easy drill holes to the sufficient depht for younger trees.
Cultivar recommendation for different areas
Different cultivar trees have different caracteristics in different areas. It is critical to ensure that you establish the right cultivar tree in the right area.
PMMC SA Nursery
PMMC SA nursery ensure that the trees are of good quality and of the right variety. We provide healthy trees with sufficient roots. We pack our trees under management supervision with sufficient moist around the roots. We clearly mark the trees according to cultivar specification.
Soil and Leaf Analysis
PMMC SA take on own account soil and leaf analysis on all our clients orchards. We have the samples tested by an independant lab. Once we have the analytical report we liase with soil specialists to ensure that corrections needed are done right.
We have established a database where all analytical reports of different soil types from our clients are entered. This will help with the establishment of correct levels of different elements needed for fertilization applications.
Fertilizing and Soilar application recommondations
We assist our clients with fertilizing and soilar applicatioins from young orchards to old established orchards.
Pruning of Trees
PMMC SA have pruning teams and we can assist farmers and clients with the pruning of their orchards (old and young).
We also provide pruning courses to farmers and their workers.
We can arrange mechanical pruning where needed.
PMMC SA always stay on top of things regarding farming equipment. We work closely with the leading names in harvesting and orchard agricultural suppliers internationally.
PMMC SA have very close bonds with the biggest pecan inshell and shelled buyers internationally. We give advise to our clients on market prices and current market sutiations.